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In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.
Well, I'd like to show you how to create one of those dynamite greeting cards that we've looked at. So I'm going to do something from the Germany trip here and all I'm going to do is pick an image and then go over here to Create > Create Card. Now, there are different types of cards available. There are the letterpress cards and they're really something special and if you're curious about letterpress cards, you can actually click here and they'll play a little movie for you that tells about the embossing and all the stuff that happens and the beautiful paper.
So those are new to iPhoto '11 and they are very nice. I am going to create a regular card, a folded card, and up here at the top right now we're looking at all cards, but you have different themes. We have Holidays, Babies & Kids, Formal & Wedding, Invitation & Thank You, and it's easier, you can scroll through them in sequence, but it's a little bit easier to use this shortcut right here to roll around, and I wanted to use a regular picture card.
I think this is still one of the more useful templates for photographers and you have two different styles to choose from here, the upright. We're going to go horizontal. I know what I want to do. Two swatches, a black and the white. We'll go with white right now and go right, I'm ready to go. So we will hit the Create button. On the inside you have a couple of options in terms of design. For instance if you wanted to do a different layout, multiple photo layout, all the way up to 13 photos, you can really do kind of an interesting card.
If you want to tell a lot of the story just on the cover, that's a great way to go. We're going to go with this layout right now. I just want to go full bleed on the cover and then I do want to make some changes on the inside though. On the inside, we have a text page right now and we have two different types of text pages where the text is at the bottom and then if you really want to write a long letter essentially to go with your card, you can do text all the way, top and bottom, but I want to do a couple photos up here.
So I am kind of thinking huh! I'd like to do like a two photo layout here, something like that. Now I go over to Photos. Now I only selected one photo when I started this card. So available to me only have the one shot, but that's easily fixed in this interface here. If I go up to this pop-up menu, I can go to my Germany event and grab a couple more shots and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to grab this shot, drop it over there, and grab this shot, and as we've done with other design projects, you can zoom in and you can move around.
Have fun with it and that's pretty slick. So I can insert a title here and I can call it-- I'll call it a Visiting the Dom in Cologne Germany and then if I want, I can tell a little story here or not. Just have it be blank. By the way if I want to edit this here, I can change the typeface, all sorts of different faces available, and size, alignment, so forth.
So again all the design options that you would come to expect in iPhoto, whether you're building a card or a book or a calendar. Now, once everything is pretty much set the way that I want, so I like the cover, I like the inside, then we have some output options and I'm going to show you those in the next movie, because like the books there are a few different ones available and we're going to cover that in the next movie.
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